15 posts tagged with philosophy.
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Book: The Anomaly, by Hervé Le Tellier
It’s so difficult not to spoil any plot points; maybe it’s best to leave all the descriptions for inside the post.
Book: The Philosophical Strangler
Mighty Greyboar, the world's greatest professional strangler, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. The work is steady and the pay is good, but what, he wonders, is the point of it all
Book: A Psalm for the Wild-Built
It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They're going to need to ask it a lot.
Podcast: Into the Zone: Druid Like Me (S1 EP1)
Hari's visit to Stonehenge on the solstice prompts an investigation into the gray zone between being a native and a migrant, and his memories of growing up in Essex during the Thatcher years. He also tracks down an old friend, whose work with Harvard geneticist David Reich overturns centuries of nationalist thinking. Official site: Into The Zone [more inside]
The Midnight Gospel: The Midnight Gospel Season 1, Ep 0
A new Netflix animated series from Adventure Time’s creator Pen Ward, and podcaster Duncan Trussell. It follows Clancy, who travels to simulated universes and conducts deep, philosophical interviews with its inhabitants. Released on 4/20. [more inside]
Podcast: Hi-Phi Nation: The Forever War
This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the forever war... We take a retrospective of the entire war, from the forgotten events of the lead-up to its total financial and moral costs to date. [more inside]
I'm wondering if there's interest in discussing the ContraPoints YouTube videos and, secondarily, how it'd fit on FanFare. [more inside]
The Good Place: Jeremy Bearimy Season 3, Ep 4
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought. [more inside]
Movie: Things to Come
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.
Book: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
So the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu got together and talked about joy for a week. This resulting book is an accessible and actionable journey into the essential practice of experiencing and sharing joy. [more inside]
Podcast: Hi-Phi Nation: Soldier Philosophers Part 1: Moral Exploitation
When one Army soldier discovered the propagation of torture tactics during the Iraq war, he engaged in a one-man mission inside the organization to learn about their origins, and the effect they had on lower-level soldiers who were implementing them... On this episode, we look at the side-effects of moral decision-making on the soldiers who are asked to carry-out a President's orders. Guest voices include Michael Robillard and Ian Fishback. [more inside]
The Good Place: The Eternal Shriek Season 1, Ep 7
Michael, concluding his unusual presence as an Architect in his Neighborhood caused all the trouble, decides to retire - to an eternity of torture. Eleanor figures the only way to stop this is to press a failsafe button that will kill Janet. Chidi is less than enthusiastic.
Book: Realism With A Human Face by Hilary Putnam. Part I: Metaphysics
I'm starting the discussion about the first part of the Hilary Putnam book. The lengthy introduction discusses Putnam's influences, and the essays in Part I focus on metaphysics. [more inside]
Book: Realism With A Human Face by Hilary Putnam
Our first selection is a set of essays by Hilary Putnam that covers Metaphysics, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Studies in American Philosophy in its three parts. [more inside]
New Group - Metaphysics and Entanglement
Is anyone interested in reading and discussing philosophy or philosophical fiction? [more inside]